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10 Scariest Sea Creatures
Michael_37 - 7/15/2010 9:37 PM
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Not sure if I agree with this list of Scariest Sea Creatures but the Sea Snake and the Moray Eels are definately on my top two list - 

Please check the list out and let me know what you think.
  1. It could save your life
  2. Just curious what you think.


LatitudeAdjustment - 7/19/2010 10:21 AM

Moray’s in general are not scary. I like to take close ups of them, one big green moray came out and was rubbing all over me in the Key’s, not sure what that was all about. The little spotted morays have an attitude problem so I keep my fingers behind the camera as much as possible.

Sea snakes are not a problem as long as you don’t get between them and air.

Never had a shark look at me like I was diner and that includes Great Whites. Been nose to nose with Galapagos sharks and Hammerheads are afraid of our bubbles.

Now if Damsels guarding their algea patch and Triggers were bigger we wouldn’t be diving!
m_grieco - 7/16/2010 3:44 PM
I agree with a few (definitely box jellyfish) but moray eel, stonefish, stingrays, pufferfish...bit too tame in my opinion. For those who have had the opportunity to dive in south east asia...did you ever see any cone snails? I found loads of them on Bunaken Island...Marbled Cone Snail in particular with one drop of venom could kill 20 people. Also, what about the blue ringed octopus? Another potentially deadly critter (both creatures by the way have no-antivenom) so be careful down there.
Greg - 7/16/2010 1:53 PM
Here is a survey question I just created based on this blog:
Greg - 7/16/2010 1:42 PM
I agree with the croc and the jelly fish. This gives me an idea for a survey on DiveBuddy :)
SCUBASMITTY - 7/16/2010 12:13 AM
the box jelly & the rock fish get my attention!